HR Happy Hour

Steve Boese Trish McFarlane

HR Happy Hour, the longest running and top downloaded HR podcast, focuses on human resources, management, leadership, and workforce technology. The show is hosted by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors.

All Episodes

HR Happy Hour Episode 507 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Johnny Caupert This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and software solutions for businesses of all sizes.  Financial capital has long been established as a key driver of business performance, but today, business leaders are increasingly recognizing the importance of their human capital in driving success. Download Paychex’s latest guide to discover why breaking down the silos between HR and finance can result in better business strategy and growth, as well as 14 simple HR metrics your teams should be tracking, and why.  To download the e-book, visit payx.me/FDMresearch.   This week, we met with Johnny Caupert, School Board Vice President to talk about educational changes since the pandemic began and preparing the next generation for the workforce. - Background of how the educational system transitioned during the pandemic - Importance of bringing in outisde perspective to any organization or team - Process/strategy for crisis management - Unexpected leaders emerging through this transition Thank you, Johnny, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 30

35 min 25 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 506 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guests: Ian Schrader and Tony Irovic This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and software solutions for businesses of all sizes.  Financial capital has long been established as a key driver of business performance, but today, business leaders are increasingly recognizing the importance of their human capital in driving success. Download Paychex’s latest guide to discover why breaking down the silos between HR and finance can result in better business strategy and growth, as well as 14 simple HR metrics your teams should be tracking, and why.  To download the e-book, visit payx.me/FDMresearch.   This week, we met with the hosts of Waterloo Table Talk, a couple of high school seniors who have great insight into the next generation entering the workforce. - Ian/Tony background and college plans - Importance of community involvement and outside of school experiences - What schools can be doing to prepare kids for the future - Skills training and teamwork - Starting a podcast/networking/communication Check out the Waterloo Table Talk podcast here Thank you Ian and Tony, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 23

40 min 5 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 505 – Navigating the Great Resignation Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Dr. Kenneth Matos, Director of People Science Sponsored by: Culture Amp   This week, we spoke with Dr. Kenneth Matos about the Great Resignation and how it's affecting organizations today. – The multiple experiences of the great resignation, from companies hiring faster than they are losing employees, to companies that are losing employees faster than they can hire them - The wave of culture and process disruption caused by the great resignation - Trends that were already in motion prior to the pandemic being amplified - What thriving organizations are doing to survive this tough time Thank you Ken, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 17

33 min

HR Happy Hour Episode 504 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and software solutions for businesses of all sizes.  Financial capital has long been established as a key driver of business performance, but today, business leaders are increasingly recognizing the importance of their human capital in driving success. Download Paychex’s latest guide to discover why breaking down the silos between HR and finance can result in better business strategy and growth, as well as 14 simple HR metrics your teams should be tracking, and why.  To download the e-book, visit payx.me/FDMresearch.   This week we brought back the Workplace Movie Hall of Fame with a Christmas favorite, Elf, and how it relates to the workplace today. - The importance of using skills to find "best fit" careers - What makes a good mission statement? - Reskilling employees when organizational needs change - The benefits of employees who take initiative at work - Company culture around the holidays Thank you for joining us today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 9

34 min 7 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 503 – Meeting Global Payroll Challenges Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Nancy Estell Zoder, Vice President of Product Strategy, Oracle Sponsored by: Oracle This week, we spoke with Nancy Estell Zoder about how Oracle Payroll Core helps organizations meet global payroll challenges. -  Challenges and opportunities of moving your organization global - The culture of a company and how that plays a role in your team's strategy around designing global tools - How organizations can manage payroll requirements globally To learn more, visit Oracle.com/HCM. Thank you Nancy, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 2

27 min 5 sec

Inclusion Crusade 4 - Identifying Microaggressions with Technology Host: Sarah Morgan Guest: Michael Ogunsanya, Founder of Mindstand In this episode, host Sarah Morgan and her guest, Michael Ogunsanya, discuss how technology can be used to identify negative communication patterns, including microaggressions, to help managers coach and correct employees.  Michael Ogunsanya is the founder of Mindstand, an AI software designed to understand the intent and context of conversations to provide leaders with alerts on what really matters within your community. Learn more about Mindstand through their website and on Twitter. Connect with Michael Ogunsanya on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening!  

Oct 28

33 min 41 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 503 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Marcus Buckingham, Global Researcher, ADP Research Institute This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and software solutions for businesses of all sizes. Financial capital has long been established as a key driver of business performance, but today, business leaders are increasingly recognizing the importance of their human capital in driving success. Download Paychex’s latest guide to discover why breaking down the silos between HR and finance can result in better business strategy and growth, as well as 14 simple HR metrics your teams should be tracking, and why. To download the e-book, visit payx.me/FDMresearch.   This week, we discussed the latest research from ADP Research Institute surrounding human resources' impact on a company's talent brand. - Research Report - The HRXPS: How to measure the performance and impact of HR through the lens of the employee experience - What are the measures of effectiveness of HR - The link between employee satisfaction and employee promotion - Where can companies start and implement the HR Experience? To learn more, visit ADPRI.org. Thank you Marcus, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct 26

47 min 1 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 501 – Expanding and Promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Amanda Hahn, VP of Product Marketing Sponsored by: HireVue   This week, we spoke with Amanda Hahn about neurodiversity in the workplace. – HireVue's mission to democratize hiring and creating partnerships to create a fairer, more inclusive and diverse global workforce – How Integrate Autism Employment Advisors helps to identify, recruit, and retain qualified professionals on the autism spectrum – HireVue Builder, a Human Resource Executive Top HR Product 2021 award winner, a first-of-its-kind solution in interview automation   Thank you Amanda, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct 19

38 min 25 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 500 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guests: Don Weinstein, Mike Wood, and Madeline Laurano This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes.   Paychex just released its 2021 Pulse of HR Report, which sheds light on what businesses need to do right now to meet the new expectations of a workforce no longer satisfied by the status quo. The fifth annual report provides an in-depth look at how HR professionals are contributing to the success of the companies they serve during this transformative time. To learn how your peers are navigating the start of a new workplace era, download the report at payx.me/pulse21. This week, we celebrated our 500th episode with some of our long-time friends and past guests of the show. - Don Weinstein, Chief Product and Technology Officer, ADP - Mike Wood, Director of Analyst Relations and Content Marketing, Jobvite - Madeline Laurano, Founder, Aptitude Research - We talked about some of Trish and Steve's favorite show memories Thank you Don, Mike, and Madeline for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct 12

34 min 1 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 499 - Building the "X" in HXM - Live with SAP from the HR Technology Conference Hosts: Trish McFarlane, George LaRocque Guests: Meg Bear, Chief Product Officer and Amy Wilson, SVP of Products and Design Sponsored by: SAP SuccessFactors   This week, we spoke with Meg Bear and Amy Wilson about Human Experience Management (HXM), and their vision and straregy behind it. - The move from HCM to HXM - The philosophy behind HXM and the importance of employee experience - How to create opportunities for new skills training - SAP's acquisition of SwoopTalent Thank you Meg and Amy, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct 5

33 min 36 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 498 - The HR Tech Conference 2021 Preview Hosts: Steve Boese, George LaRocque This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes.   Paychex just released its 2021 Pulse of HR Report, which sheds light on what businesses need to do right now to meet the new expectations of a workforce no longer satisfied by the status quo. The fifth annual report provides an in-depth look at how HR professionals are contributing to the success of the companies they serve during this transformative time. To learn how your peers are navigating the start of a new workplace era, download the report at payx.me/pulse21. This week I spoke with George LaRocque about the upcoming HR Technology Conference and what we are excited about. - Safety precautions at the conference - Amazing keynote speaker lineup, including Abby Wambach - Expo hall experience, Startup Pavillion, and Pitchfest - Exciting sessions with new research - Networking! Thank you George, for joining the show today!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Sep 21

27 min 39 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 497 - Meeting HR Challenges as a Chief People Officer Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Jenny Dearborn, Chief People Officer, Klaviyo This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes.   Paychex just released its 2021 Pulse of HR Report, which sheds light on what businesses need to do right now to meet the new expectations of a workforce no longer satisfied by the status quo. The fifth annual report provides an in-depth look at how HR professionals are contributing to the success of the companies they serve during this transformative time. To learn how your peers are navigating the start of a new workplace era, download the report at payx.me/pulse21. This week we talked with Jenny Dearborn from Klaviyo about current issues and trends facing HR leaders today; return to work, inclusion, mental health, and more. - How organizations are finding new ways to connect and engage with their customers - The shift in how candidates speak about mental health with potential employers - Training leadership on how to interview candidates during a time of continual change - How the pandemic has provided new opportunities for organizations to improve DE&I Thank you Jenny, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Sep 14

31 min 30 sec

Host: Madeline Laurano Guest: Josh Secrest, VP of Client Advisory, Paradox On this episode of Radical Research, Madeline Laurano is joined by Josh Secrest, VP of Client Advisory at Paradox and former Head of Global TA at McDonald’s. As companies look closely at talent acquisition technology to help lift the administrative burden of recruiting teams and engage with candidates in a more meaningful way, conversational AI checks every box. Madeline and Josh talk about how conversational AI has transformed high-volume recruitment and traditional recruitment, the differences between conversational AI and chatbots, and what the future will bring.

Sep 7

27 min 4 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 496 - Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Ed Thompson, CEO and Founder of Uptimize This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes.   Paychex just released its 2021 Pulse of HR Report, which sheds light on what businesses need to do right now to meet the new expectations of a workforce no longer satisfied by the status quo. The fifth annual report provides an in-depth look at how HR professionals are contributing to the success of the companies they serve during this transformative time. To learn how your peers are navigating the start of a new workplace era, download the report at payx.me/pulse21. This week we talked with Ed Thompson from Uptimize about neurodiversity at work, embracing diversity of thought, and how inclusion looks when attracting and training new talent. - What is neurodiversity? - How to approach different thinking styles in the workplace - Targeted trainings for us through the employee lifecycle - How is productivity affected if an organization isn't supportive of neurodiversity? Thank you Ed, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts. www.uptimize.com

Aug 31

32 min 32 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 495 - HR's Strategic Priorities for 2021 and Beyond Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Jeanne Meister, Founding Partner of Future Workplace This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. Are you looking for ways to help your business thrive in 2021 and beyond?  If so, be sure to view the great sessions from the first ever Paychex Business Conference.  Designed to give business leaders insights, resources, solutions, and actionable takeaways to help them build a better workplace, a better team, and a better business, this two-day virtual event was full of prominent speakers.  From NY Times Bestseller, Cy Wakeman to start of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John you don’t want to miss out on these great sessions.  Visit Paychex.com/thrive to see them all. This week we talked with Jeanne Meister from Future Workplace about prioritizing employee mental health and how to shift the focus from organizational needs to human needs. - 2021 HR Senitment Survey results: view here - How leaders can prioritize employee mental health in the workplace - How technology plays a role in supporting employee wellbeing - What organizations are doing to improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Thank you Jeanne, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Aug 24

38 min 37 sec

HR Happy Hour 401 - Reinventing the Organization with Dave Ulrich Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Dave Ulrich, Author, Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan This week on the HR Happy Hour Show Steve and Trish were joined by Dave Ulrich, HR legend and widely known as the father of modern HR. On the show, Dave shared ideas and insights from his latest book, Reinventing the Organization: How Companies Can Deliver Radically Greater Value in Fast-Changing Markets. Dave discussed some of the key questions that HR and business leaders need to address when undertaking reinvention, how to help employees experience the positive impact of change and business disruption, and how embracing these changes and disruptions can bring about positive and lasting outcomes for people and for organizations. And lots more. This was a really fun show with one of the HR Happy Hour's all-time favorite guests - thanks so much to Dave for joining us!

Aug 17

47 min 28 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 494 - Employee Wellbeing and the Return to Workplaces Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Rebecca Ray Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. Are you looking for ways to help your business thrive in 2021 and beyond?  If so, be sure to view the great sessions from the first ever Paychex Business Conference.  Designed to give business leaders insights, resources, solutions, and actionable takeaways to help them build a better workplace, a better team, and a better business, this two-day virtual event was full of prominent speakers.  From NY Times Bestseller, Cy Wakeman to start of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John you don’t want to miss out on these great sessions.  Visit Paychex.com/thrive to see them all. This week we talked with Rebecca Ray Ph.D. from The Conference Board about a study they released on employee wellbeing, return to work, and feelings around the pandemic.   - Generational differences in the return to work conversation - How is employee productivity affected by outside stressors - The importance of having honest, mental health conversations at work View the wellbeing study here. This was a great show.  Thank you Rebecca, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Aug 10

36 min 42 sec

HR Happy Hour 493 - The Latest in Payroll Innovation Host: Steve Boese Guest: Jennifer Kraszewski, Vice President, Human Resources, Paycom This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, we were joined by Jennifer Kraszewski from Paycom to talk about the latest innovation in payroll, BETI.  We talked about how it provides support for both employers and employees, and why it will be an important part of the payroll process moving forward. Additionally, we talked about the return to work and how organizations are navigating bringing employees back into their workplaces. Finally, we discussed how HR has changed over the past year and a half, the importance of driving Employee Self Service, and how employee experience and company culture are so important while vying for new talent. This was a really interesting show, thanks to Jennifer for joining us! Learn more about Paycom’s BETI solution here. Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Aug 3

23 min 49 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 492 - Developing Skills and Increasing Career Opportunities Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. Are you looking for ways to help your business thrive in 2021 and beyond?  If so, be sure to view the great sessions from the first ever Paychex Business Conference.  Designed to give business leaders insights, resources, solutions, and actionable takeaways to help them build a better workplace, a better team, and a better business, this two-day virtual event was full of prominent speakers.  From NY Times Bestseller, Cy Wakeman to start of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John you don’t want to miss out on these great sessions.  Visit Paychex.com/thrive to see them all. This week we were joined by Kevin Kelly, Director, Cloud Training Programs at Amazon Web Services to talk about how to help unemployed Americans find new career paths during the pandemic.  We talked about the various programs offered through AWS to help people develop their skills and how to utilize the skills you already have in new roles.  We also talked about the skills that are in high demand, how to help underrepresented communities have better access to new roles, and how organizations have made a commitment to reskill their employees.  AWS Training & Cert. This was a great show.  Thank you Kevin, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Jul 27

31 min 19 sec

Inclusion Crusade 3 - Creating Successful Employee Resource Groups Host: Sarah Morgan Guest: Janine Nicole Dennis, Owner/Chief Innovations Officer, Talent Think Innovations In this episode, host Sarah Morgan interviews Janine Nicole Dennis, Founder & CIO of Talent Think Innovations. Janine talks about how to create a successful Employee Resource Groups program in the workplace as well as what pitfalls to avoid. She also discusses the importance of employers connecting mental & emotional wellness with workplace practices. Thanks for listening!  

Jul 22

57 min 42 sec

HR Happy Hour Episode 491 - Global Hiring Trends for 2021 Host: Steve Boese This episode of the HR Happy Hour is brought to you by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. Are you looking for ways to help your business thrive in 2021 and beyond?  If so, be sure to view the great sessions from the first ever Paychex Business Conference.  Designed to give business leaders insights, resources, solutions, and actionable takeaways to help them build a better workplace, a better team, and a better business, this two-day virtual event was full of prominent speakers.  From NY Times Bestseller, Cy Wakeman to start of ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John you don’t want to miss out on these great sessions.  Visit Paychex.com/thrive to see them all. This week we were joined by Kevin Parker, CEO Chairman of the Board at HireVue to talk about the global state of hiring and rehiring trends for 2021.  We talked about the hiring changes and needs over the last year and a half and how technology can create a better hiring experience as more people are migrating to higher paying jobs.  We discussed the importance of making interviewing accessible to everyone by  interviewing outside normal work hours, being accessible on phones, and utilizing chat features.  We also talked about to how improve the hiring process and what's to come looking forward as hiring continues to change.  Read the Global State of Hiring Trends Report here. This was a great show.  Thank you Kevin, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.  

Jul 20

30 min 27 sec

HR Happy Hour 490 - Workplace Movie Hall of Fame - JAWS Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane This episode of the HR Happy Hour is sponsored by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. More than half of business owners with 10-500 employees say the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is causing them to start, or start planning, their return to the workplace. If you’re thinking about instituting a vaccination policy, download Paychex’s latest e-book, “Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Return to Work,” to learn about key considerations for developing your policy, as well as important health and safety measures for establishing a safe and productive return to work. Go to payx.me/ebook-vaccines to download your copy of the e-book, today.  This week we are back with the Workplace Movie Hall of Fame series talking about the HR, workplace, and leadership lessons from the 1975 movie Jaws, starring Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss; directed by Steven Spielberg.  We discussed building a team from diverse backgrounds, how different members of a team need to step up to take a leadership role, and using alternative sources to find the talent you need for your organization. Thank you for listening! Be sure to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Jul 6

33 min 36 sec

Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guests: Jonathan Sears & Ros Feinsod, EY This episode of the HR Happy Hour is sponsored by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. More than half of business owners with 10-500 employees say the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is causing them to start, or start planning, their return to the workplace. If you’re thinking about instituting a vaccination policy, download Paychex’s latest e-book, “Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Return to Work,” to learn about key considerations for developing your policy, as well as important health and safety measures for establishing a safe and productive return to work. Go to payx.me/ebook-vaccines to download your copy of the e-book, today.  This week we were joined by Jonathan Sears, Partner in the People Advisory Services and Ros Feinsod, Principal at Ernst & Young LLC to talk about the highlights of the Work Reimagined Survey, such as job satisfaction, flexibility at work, and how company culture has improved during the last year.  We discussed the importance of transitioning to a more hybrid work model and how to ensure collaboration between in-person and remote employees.  We also talked about the right pace of return to work changes and how to measure productivity with remote workers.  Lastly, we covered the importance of addressing wellbeing with your workforce. This was a great show.  Thank you Ros and Jonathan, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 29

37 min 54 sec

HR Happy Hour 488 - Building Workforce Agility with Skills Insights Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Yvette Cameron, SVP Global HCM Product Strategy, Oracle This episode is sponsored by Oracle Cloud HCM - learn more at www.oracle.com/hcm This week we were joined by Yvette Cameron of Oracle to talk about some of the latest innovation from the Oracle HCM Cloud group - Skills Insights - an AI-powered Dynamic Skills solution in Oracle Cloud HCM which allows HR leaders to identify skills gaps and foster career development for employees. On the show, Yvette shared why taking a skills-centric appoach to talent management is criticial for organizations needing to become more agile and responsive to meet changing needs and demands. For HR leaders, having an understanding of the skills possessed by the workforce is critical for talent planning, recruiting, development and more. For employees, being able to easily report their skills, to identifty opportunities to develop existing skills and acquire new ones, and gain insights into how skills contributes and supports their career plans is essential for employee engagement and retention.  Yvette also shared the three components of Skills Insights: Skills Nexus; Skills Advisor; and Skills Center - which work together to give HR leaders and employees tools and capability to transform the way they identify and grow skills. Learn more about Skills Insights here.  This was a fun show, thanks to Yvette for joining us! Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 23

34 min 50 sec

HR Happy Hour 487 - The State of Employee Benefits Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Misty Guinn, Benefitfocus This episode of The HR Happy Hour Show is made possible by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes.  More than half of business owners with 10-500 employees say the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is causing them to start, or start planning, their return to the workplace.  If you're thinking about instituting a vaccination policy, download Paychex's latest e-book, "Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Return to Work," to learn about key considerations for developing your policy, as well as important health and safety measures for establishing a safe and productive return to work.  Go to payx.me/ebook-vaccines to download your copy of the e-book, today. This week we were joined by Misty Guinn, Director of Customer Advocacy at Benefitfocus to talk about the State of Employee Benefits.  We reviewed benefits data on enrollment, selection processes, and opportunities.  We learned that having a smarter healthcare consumer is the ultimate goal, and talked about barriers to adoption and how those can be overcome, as well as generational differences in adoption.  We discussed the uptick in supplemental insurance benefits, and how to improve employees engagement with their benefits overall. This was a great show.  Thank you Misty, for joining us!  Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 15

34 min 30 sec

Host: Madeline Laurano Guests: George LaRocque, Gina Alioto Although the talent acquisition experience has improved over the past few years, it still creates frustration and inefficiencies for both candidates and employers. And while 68% of companies are committed to improving these experiences in 2021, they often fall short. Madeline Laurano, George LaRocque, and Gina Alioto discuss strategies for creating exceptional experiences, the impact of joy in the talent acquisition process, and the role of technology.

Jun 10

22 min 5 sec

HR Happy Hour 486 - Inclusion Lessons from Special Olympics Athlete Leaders Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guests: Kiera Byland and Ben Haack, Athlete Leaders, Special Olympics This episode of the HR Happy Hour is sponsored by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. More than half of business owners with 10-500 employees say the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is causing them to start, or start planning, their return to the workplace. If you’re thinking about instituting a vaccination policy, download Paychex’s latest e-book, “Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Return to Work,” to learn about key considerations for developing your policy, as well as important health and safety measures for establishing a safe and productive return to work. Go to payx.me/ebook-vaccines to download your copy of the e-book, today. This week we were joined by Kiera Byland and Ben Haack, Athlete Leaders from the Special Olympics to talk about their experiences in athletics, what they have learned from competing and from being a part of a team, and what advice they have for HR and business leaders for creating more accessible, welcoming, and open workplaces for people having Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. This was a really interesting and inspiring conversation with two amazing young leaders working to make the world a better place, by encouraging all of us to value all people, no matter what their challenges may be. Thanks Kiera and Ben for joining us!  Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 8

35 min

HR Happy Hour 485 - Labor Market New and What's Ahead in 2021 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring Lab This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today. This week we were joined by Nick Bunker from Indeed for an overview of the Indeed Hiring Lab and the latest review of the labor market.  We talked about the April Jobs Report and why it was so disappointing as well as the JOLTS report with 8.1 million open jobs.  We also discussed the types of job postings Indeed has seen on the rise in the US. Thanks Nick, for joining us!  Be sure to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Jun 1

31 min 34 sec

HR Happy Hour 484 - Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Lindsay Mastrogiovanni, HR Coach at Paychex This episode of the HR Happy Hour is sponsored by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. More than half of business owners with 10-500 employees say the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is causing them to start, or start planning, their return to the workplace. If you’re thinking about instituting a vaccination policy, download Paychex’s latest e-book, “Managing COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Return to Work,” to learn about key considerations for developing your policy, as well as important health and safety measures for establishing a safe and productive return to work. Go to payx.me/ebook-vaccines to download your copy of the e-book, today.  This week we were joined by Lindsay Mastrogiovanni from Paychex to talk about May - Mental Health Awareness Month and the latest results from a recent Paychex survey surrounding a huge gap between what employers perceive is going on with their people versus what is actually going on with mental health in the workplace.  We talked about the importance of opening up dialogue and having those tough conversations surrounding mental health.  We also discussed ways to find resources that can help and how employers will have to make adjustments as the workplace changes and evolves post-COVID.  In closing, we talked about ways HR leaders can find help if they are finding adjustment difficult. Thank you for listening! Be sure to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

May 26

35 min 22 sec

Guest: Charnessa (Charlie) Pleasant, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder & Executive Clinician of The Healing Collaborative On this episode, host Sarah Morgan and her guest, Charlie Pleasant, discuss mental health and self care post-pandemic.  They talked about dealing with the continual changes in our communities and how to best support people in the workplace. Sarah and Charlie discuss the importance of employers can help their employees feel emotionally safe and supported when returning to work. Leading In Color podcast episode: https://leadingincolorpodcast.libsyn.com/website/radical-self-care-during-covid-19-leading-in-color-s2-ep-26 Connect with Charlie on Twitter @charliepleasant  and on LinkedIn at “Charlie Pleasant LCSW”

May 24

48 min 42 sec

HR Happy Hour 483 – STEM Education: Driving the Future Workforce Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Wendi Runyon, VP of Strategy & Innovation, Schneider Electric This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today. This week we were joined by Wendi Runyon at Schneider Electric to talk about the importance of STEM education and how to align career opportunities for graduates. We examined how the skills learned in a STEM curriculum are easily transferable to any career path.  Additionally, Wendi discussed how to improve the pipeline of female workers at all levels in a company.  Finally, we talked about the many leadership development programs  available, and how they can help students learn about the various career paths open to them. Thank you, Wendi, for joining us today! Remenber to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

May 18

34 min 12 sec

HR Happy Hour 482 - How HR Technology Supports the Employee Journey Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Yvette Cameron, SVP, Global Strategy, Oracle This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today. This week we were joined by HCM technology thought leader Yvette Cameron from Oracle to talk about her new role, some new developments in HCM technology from Oracle, the importance of modern and flexible solutions for HR leaders, and how HCM technology can help create better employee experiences and support employee mental health. Yvette shared some specific examples of how the employee journey can be elevated and supported with HCM technology that can meet employees where they are, and surface the tools and resources they need when they need them. Also, Yvette shared how the Oracle customer community is already sharing ideas and best practices with each other for better employee journeys and experiences. We also did a little bit of reminiscing on some of the legendary legacy HCM technologies like PeopleSoft and EBusiness Suite.  We also talked about having scars or broken bones as a kind of badge of honor. This was a fun show, thanks for listening. Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

May 11

37 min 36 sec

HR Happy Hour 481 - Human Capital Trends for 2021 Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Chris Havrilla, Vice President, HR Technology and Solution Provider Strategy, Deloitte Consulting This episode of The HR Happy Hour is sponsored by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access this valuable information, go to payx.me/helpcenter today This week we were joined by Chris Havrilla from Deloitte Consulting to discuss some of the key findings and themes from the Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report for 2021. The data from the report showed some of the dramatic changes in work and in re-imagining work due to the effects of the pandemic. Chris also discussed the importance of not just implementing new HCM technology for its own sake - organizations today need to truly change the nature of work and workplaces in order to meet the challenges ahead. Finally, Chris shared some thoughts on a new trend in HCM technology - the idea of talent/opportunity marketplaces. We also discussed our favorite cocktails! This was a fun show, please remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

May 4

33 min 59 sec

HR Happy Hour 480 - Understanding People Analytics Technology Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Stacia Garr, Co-Founder and Principal Analyst at RedThread Research This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today. This week we were joined by Stacia Garr to talk about her latest research on People Analytics Technology, how technology is evolving and improving, and what are some of the things HR and business leaders should look for when assessing People Analytics Technnology. Stacia shared how people analytics technology was leveraged in support of organization's pandemic responses, and how these tools help leaders better understand their people and their challenges. Additionally, Stacia talked about the distinctions between more generalized analytics tools and specific analytics technologies that are designed to help organizations understand people data and how it changes over time. This was fun conversation, thanks Stacia for joining us. Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts!

Apr 27

31 min 11 sec

HR Happy Hour 479 – The HR Happy Hour 2021 Oscars Preview and Predictions Show Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish return with their Annual Academy Awards Preview and Predictions Show.  We will break down all the important Oscar categories – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading and Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Documentary and share some commentary, opinions, and predictions on who will walk away with the statues on Sunday night. This was a fun show, and thanks to our loyal listeners for hanging out with us!  Tweet us your picks for Oscar 2021 – hit us up @HRHappyHour with the hashtag #HRHappyHour Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Apr 23

43 min 48 sec

Host: George LaRocque Guest: Shahar Erez, CEO of Stoke Talent WorkTech founder George LaRocque looks at the latest data on the independent workforce, aka the contingent workforce. An already rising trend, its adoption has been accelerated by COVID like so many things. About half of the US workforce is currently or has worked as an independent. More people across the generational landscape are choosing independence. How have businesses done managing this? This episode's interview is with Shahar Erez, CEO of Stoke Talent. George and Shahar dig in on the trends and opportunities for today's business leaders related to this trend.

Apr 19

38 min 8 sec

Host: Madeline Laurano Guest: Ilyce Glink, CEO of Best Money Moves The events of 2020 have increased financial stress and accelerated the need for financial wellbeing within organizations. Financial stress impacts productivity, performance, and engagement. Yet, most companies are not supporting employers or having meaningful conversations about how to help. AI-driven solutions can personalize recommendations and help to empower employees to manage their financial stress while protecting their privacy. This podcast with financial expert, Ilyce Glink, will help both employees and companies rethink their approach to financial wellbeing.

Apr 15

22 min 19 sec

HR Happy Hour 478 - The New Work Operating System Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Ravin Jesuthasan, Author and Futurist This episode of The HR Happy Hour is sponsored by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access this valuable information, go to payx.me/helpcenter today This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, we were joined by Ravin Jesuthasan, world-renowned thought leader on work and the future of work. On the show, Ravin shared how HR and business leaders need to adapt their thinking to meet the work and workforce challenges ahead. He discussed the importance of moving past old ways of thinking about rigid classifications and definitions of "jobs" and "jobholders" and focusing on breaking down jobs into more discrete tasks, and then evaluating how tasks can best be accomplished using a variety of resources - people, technology, or in combination. Finally, Ravin shared four key principles of what he feels is a new Work Operating System - and gives advice on how to frame your thinking to begin to take on the workplace's most important challenges. This was an interesting conversation! Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

Apr 13

32 min 19 sec

HR Happy Hour 477 - Improving Employee Experience with HR Technology Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Tiffany Gamblin, HR Manager, Paycom This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, we were joined by Paycom's Tiffany Gamblin to talk about employee frustrations with HR technology, and how a smart application of modern, cloud-based HR technology tools can make an impactful difference in improving productivity and employee experience. Recent research shows that almost 80% of employees are frustrated with their workplace technologies, and this frustration can increase stress, impede employees in their efforts to get their jobs done, and ultimately, can impact employer reputation and employee retention. Additionally, Tiffany discussed the importance of HR being present and responsive to employee needs, and how technology helps HR stay connected to what is now for many companies a distributed and remote workforce. Finally, we talked about the problems that arise when too many disparate HR tech systems are deployed in an organization, and the challenges that presents to employee experience and productivity, and Tiffany shared some advice for making the case for updated and better HR tech for your organization. We also talked about our favorite food and beverage items we have stocked up on this past year. This was a fun show, thanks for listening and subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.  Learn more about Paycom at www.paycom.com.

Apr 6

30 min 38 sec

Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guests: Meg Bear, SVP of Engineering and Operations, SAP SuccessFactors; Amy Wilson, SVP of Products and Design, SAP SuccessFactors This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman. The world is watching the leaders of today and tomorrow. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. And thriving organizations like Cisco, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon. And Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today. This week we were joined by Meg Bear and Amy Wilson from SAP SuccessFactors.  We talked about Human Experience Management and how people have become the power of a business.  We discussed how individuals signal how the business can improve, and what technologies can provide to both the employee and the employer.  Lastly, we talked about the move from "self-service" becoming a mutual relationship where both parties have an equal contribution.  It was a great show!  Thank you to Amy and Meg for joining us! Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Mar 30

39 min 58 sec

HR Happy Hour 475 - Training the Workforce of the Future Host: Steve Boese Guests: Bill Bonvillian, MIT; Sanjay Sarma, MIT This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman. The world is watching the leaders of today and tomorrow. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. Employees have the right to a human workplace. You have the power to create one. And thriving organizations like Cicso, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon. And by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access this valuable information, go to payx.me/helpcenter today. This week Steve was joined by  Bill Bonvillian and Sanjay Sarma from MIT to discuss their new book Workforce Education: A New Roadmap. On the show, Bill and Sanjay shared the inspiration for the book, what kinds of new approaches and technologies are needed to better prepare today's workers job opportunities moving forward, and how HR leaders and organizations can take proactive steps to ensure they will have the skilled and trained workforces they need. This was a really interesting conversation!  Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Mar 23

31 min 47 sec

HR Happy Hour 474 - Creating Engaging Employee Experiences with HR Tech Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Gretchen Alarcon, Vice President and General Manager, HR Service Business Delivery Unit, ServiceNow This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. And thriving organizations like Cisco, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon And Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today This week we were joined by Gretchen Alarcon to get an update on her new role and what is happening at ServiceNow, how HR leaders should think about how work actually gets done beyond simply collecting data, and the importance of HR tech in delivering great employee experiences. Additionally, we talked about how the events of 2020 have led organizations to rapidly change in response to challenging conditions Learn more about ServiceNow’s Quebec Platform launch here Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts

Mar 16

30 min 9 sec

HR Happy Hour 473 – COVID-19 and HR: Past, Present and Future Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane This episode of The HR Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman. The world is watching the leaders of today and tomorrow. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. And thriving organizations like Cisco, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon. And Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today. This week marks one year from our original HR Happy Hour show on the pandemic, Episode 415 "Addressing Coronavirus in the Workplace” and what a year it has been.  We discuss our initial questions and predictions from 2020 and take a look at how our lives have changed during the pandemic, in both work and in personal wellbeing.  We also take a look ahead with thoughts for the future that need to be top of mind for HR and business leaders moving forward, as we begin to feel optimistic about the return to work, events, social gatherings and more. Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts

Mar 9

33 min 56 sec

In this episode, host Sarah Morgan discusses the legacy of Chris Fields, a prominent HR influencer who passed away unexpectedly in 2020, with some of his closest friends. Sarah talks about the impact of his loss on her and how it strengthened her commitment to workplace inclusion. The guests share their perspectives on the importance of workplace inclusion and provide tips for organization’s staring their DEI journey.  Key Takeaways: -          What is workplace inclusion and why it is important -          What is the responsibility of HR and Talent Acquisition (TA) in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces -          What are practical steps HR and TA can take to lay an inclusive foundation in their workplace Guest Info:  -          Keirsten A. Greggs, CEO, TRAP Recruiter, LLC -          Justin Harris, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Business Partner -          Ken Ingram, Business Intelligence consultant -          Tiffany Toussaint, Talent Acquisition Leader  https://www.code-crew.org/chris-fields-scholarship    

Mar 4

51 min 54 sec

HR Happy Hour 472 – Global Perspectives on Employee Mental Health Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Yaz Dalal - Head of Strategy, HCM Cloud Applications EMEA, Oracle This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Yaz Dalal from Oracle, to talk about some of the important findings from Oracle’s 3rd Annual AI @ Work study, which this year focused on employee mental health. On the show, Yaz talked about his role in supporting customers and organizations globally, how the pandemic has had really differing impacts across the world, and what the AI @ Work research revealed about the impact of the pandemic on employee mental health as experienced in different countries. Additionally, Yaz shared some of the data points from across the globe, highlighting how workers in different countries have been affected, and how that reflects differing levels of ability to acknowledge and openly discuss mental health challenges around the world. We also talked about how employers can and should utilize technology in support of their employee's mental health and wellbeing, as the data show that many employees are very open to leveraging technology and AI in support of their challenges. Finally we discussed some ideas on how HR leaders can utilize these findings to take more positive steps to help their employees address their mental health and wellbeing.. Learn more about the AI @ Work Research here.

Mar 2

41 min 27 sec

HR Happy Hour 471 - Introducing the Inclusion Crusade Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Sarah Morgan, Creator and Host, Inclusion Crusade This episode of Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman®. The world is watching the leaders of today and tomorrow. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. And thriving organizations like Cisco, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon and discover how And by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today This week we were joined by Sarah Morgan, to welcome her to the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network, and introduce her show, Inclusion Crusade. On the show, Sarah shared her concept and goals for the show, how the show came to be named, and why inclusion is such a critical topic for HR leaders. We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to the HR Happy Hour family! This was a great show, thanks for listening! Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Mar 1

28 min 29 sec

HR Happy Hour 470 - Inclusion Lessons from the Special Olympics Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guests: Denis Doolan, Special Olympics; Mark Onisk, Skillsoft This episode of Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman®. The world is watching the leaders of today and tomorrow. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. And thriving organizations like Cisco, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon and discover how. And Paychex. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic.The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today This week we were joined by Denis Doolan from the Special Olympics and Mark Onisk from Skillsoft to discuss the two organizations’ ongoing partnership, how Special Olympics can work with organizations to improve inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, and to share some inspiring stories and lessons from some amazing Special Olympic athletes Learn more at www.specialolympics.org and find the Intellectual Disabilities In Workplace DEI Survey here Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Feb 24

34 min 28 sec

HR Happy Hour 469 - Redefining HR with Lars Schmidt Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane Guest: Lars Schmidt, Author, “Redefining HR” This episode of Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman®. The world is watching the leaders of today and tomorrow. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. And thriving organizations like Cisco, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon and discover how And by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes. With the onset of COVID-19, Paychex quickly responded to support businesses and help them manage the new challenges brought on by the pandemic. The Paychex COVID-19 Help Center is the ultimate, comprehensive resource hub featuring articles, videos, scenario tools, live webinars, and podcasts that provide valuable and up-to-date insight on stimulus measures, managing a remote or hybrid workforce, travel restrictions, state specific guidance, and more. To access go to payx.me/helpcenter today This week we were joined by Lars Schmidt, author of the new book “Redefining HR” that looks at the evolution of HR and People Relations. It's an in-depth guide to the fundamental components of modern HR, and provides a framework of progressive ideas and practices for HR practitioners, people leaders, and business executives. On the show Lars shared some of the backstory and lessons learned from the project and some of the most important advice for and from progressive HR leaders taking HR into the future Learn more at www.redefininghr.com Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.  

Feb 17

33 min 15 sec

Host: Madeline Laurano Guest: Barb Hyman, CEO of Predictive Hire On this episode of Radical Research, Madeline Laurano is joined by Barb Hyman, CEO of Predictive Hire. They talk about how companies can shift their view of automation to focus on candidates and employees, the importance of fairness and inclusivity in the hiring process, and the role of ethical AI. They also share new research on automation with humanity.

Feb 11

23 min 1 sec

HR Happy Hour 468 - Supporting Hourly and Shift Workers with HR Technology Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane This episode of Happy Hour is made possible by Workhuman®. The world is watching the leaders of today and tomorrow. Modern employees want a workplace where they’re respected, seen, appreciated, and heard – and they’re demanding it. And thriving organizations like Cisco, Merck, and LinkedIn have realized the immense benefits of putting the human at the center of work. Get your copy of the book, “Making Work Human,” on Amazon and discover how And by Paychex, one of the leading providers of HR, payroll, retirement, and insurance solutions for businesses of all sizes.The fourth annual 2020 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey provides an in-depth look at how HR professionals are contributing to the success of the companies they serve. Go to paychex.com/pulse2020 today to download your copy of the 2020 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey report This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, we were joined by Martin Hartshorne from When I Work, a leading provider of HR technology solutions for over 36K organizations supporting hourly and shift-based employees. Martin shared some of the important considerations for HR leaders for supporting shift workers, and how modern technology solutions can benefit both the employee and the organization. Shift workers are essential workers largely, and making sure their needs are being considered is critical for HR leaders today. Additionally, we talked about our favorite decades - 70s, 80s, 90s and more! Learn more at www.wheniwork.com Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

Feb 9

34 min 13 sec